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Bookseller's Choice - Elizabeth

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Bookseller’s ChoiceUse the arrows on either side of the page to flip through the magazine.The book covers are clickable, and will take you to the book on our website: ebbooksellers.comFeel free to download & share the magazine!•••1About Elizabeth’s Choices“Hello and welcome to my browsing catalog! Enjoy these titles, most of which are favorites from my personal shelves, some of which are forthcoming and all of which I love. You may refer to the adjacent pages for some brief information as well as click on the book cover to purchase and learn more about each title. Though I will add more in the future, I’ve started out with some genres particularly close to my heart. I love these books and I hope you will too!”

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ART & DESIGNclockwise from top left:1. Bad Luck, Hot Rocks by Ryan Thompson & Phil Orr2. Aminah’s World by Carol Miller Genshaft 3. Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor4. Hilma af Klint Notes and Methods 5. Women in Clothes ed. By Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits & Leanne Shapton6. Jungalow: Decorate Wild by Justina Blakeney (PREORDER)7. Homebody by Joanna Gaines8. A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia Savage McAlester9. A Black Hole is Everything A Star Longs to Be by Kara Walker (PREORDER)1.2. 3. 4.5.6.7.8.9.

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ART & DESIGNclockwise from top left:1. Bad Luck, Hot Rocks by Ryan Thompson & Phil Orr2. Aminah’s World by Carol Miller Genshaft 3. Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor4. Hilma af Klint Notes and Methods 5. Women in Clothes ed. By Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits & Leanna Shapton6. Jungalow: Decorate Wild by Justina Blakeney (PREORDER)7. Homebody by Joanna Gaines8. A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia Savage McAlester9. A Black Hole is Everything A Star Longs to Be by Kara Walker (PREORDER)1.2.3. 4.5.6.7.8.9.I find a gem everytime I open this book. “I am only 5 and I made a bad mistake,” “I snaked on these 3 years ago VERY BAD LUCK,” and the ultimate: “take these miserable rocks!” Grateful to the Natl. Park librarians for these archives. Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson is a hero of mine. A creative in multiple disciplines, she explored the use of natural materials, color and form in new and exciting ways, pioneering her own methods. Learn about her life, immerse yourself in her detailed work, and make some art of your own!Bill Traylor had an extraordinary life and this monograph brings his work together in a fresh new way. Through interviews, public records & historical documents, we see a portrait of a singular, self taught American artist.Not to be all “I went to New York and saw this exhibition” but I did and it was so exciting and vibrant an mystical and interesting… Hilma told the world to wait decades after her death to enjoy her art, so let’s enjoy! What to wear? Why wear it? Can I wear what they’re wearing? Why do I love to wear this? When will I stop wearing this? When do I feel well dressed? What did my mother wear and how does that fit in with my vision of her? What does dressing MEAN?? I love these questions and all the answers herein and I love this book. I love the set up of this book, perfect for inspiration. Of course you may know her from her mega hit tv series, her successful brands etc but what Joanna Gaines offers here is accessible design philosophy and inspiration for all. Although I certainly would like to, I sadly cannot access every single home ever built in America, knock on the walls and see how it was made but this book is easily the next best thing. If you love architecture, design, and history this is the book for you.The incomparable Kara Walker! One of our greatest living artists. This forthcoming monograph brings together works on paper from her personal archive, much of it never before reproduced. A stunning volume for only $65, this is a necessary addition to any serious art library. Justina Blakeney is the queen of layered, colorful, comfortable designs with her brand Jungalow, oft imitated but never duplicated. In her forthcoming book, we get plenty of decorating tips as well as advice for sourcing textiles, creating a color palette and more. She advocates for everyone to have a personal decor style that is unique, lived in and most importantly, feels like you.

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NON FICTIONclockwise from top left:1. Women, Race & Class by Angela Y. Davis 2. Heroines by Kate Zambreno 3. No Logo by Naomi Klein4. Antifa by Mark Bray5. The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich6. The Community Land Trust Reader ed. By John Emmeus Davis 7. Home Works: A Cooking Book: Recipes for Organising with Art and Domestic Work (PREORDER)8. Secret Historian by Justin Spring9. In Extremis by Lindsey Hilsum1.2. 3. 4.5.6.7.8.9.

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NON FICTIONclockwise from top left:1. Women, Race & Class by Angela Davis 2. Heroines by Kate Zambreno 3. No Logo by Naomi Klein4. Antifa by Mark Bray5. The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich6. The Community Land Trust Reader ed. By John Emmeus Davis 7. Secret Historian by Justin Spring8. Home Works: A Cooking Book: Recipes for Organising with Art and Domestic Work (PREORDER)9. In Extremis by Lindsey Hilsum1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.Susan B. Anthony famously said she’d rather have her arm cut off than see Black women get the vote first and yet she is still presented as the hero of the so-called women’s movement (that left behind more women than it included.) What else is missing from our understanding of race, gender and work in America? Spoiler: a whole effing lot.“Heroines” is the kind of dreamy, smart, melancholic, creative book that I love sharing as much as I love reading. As far as I’m concerned, this is the “kill your white male modernist idols” handbook but it is also a beautiful memoir as well as incisive literary criticism. Kate Zambreno does it all!One of the books that has most influenced me, first as a teen and then again as an adult, No Logo is just as relevant as ever. As our world becomes increasingly papered with ads and corporations assert themselves into our daily lives with ever increasing intensity, we need creativity, common sense and each other to fight back. VERY educational, VERY timely- urgent even. Perhaps one of the most urgent issues we will confront in our generation. From WWII to present day, successfully fighting fascism has been a necessary and ongoing fight. We have so much to learn from history as well as the current glocal anti-fascist struggle and now is most certainly the time to learn it. Truly an astonishing work by one of our greatest living oral historians. If you've never read Alexievich before, start here. If you know a military history lover, put down the Grant, Churchill and Patton bios and do them the tremendous favor of buying them this instead.Community Land Trusts have long been important policy but they are more relevant than ever in our current crisis of unhoused and marginally housed community members. Permanently affordable housing in the Bay Area and certainly the country is long overdue.Tattooer, academic, sexual renegade and writer, Samuel Spring (otherwise known as Phil Sparrow) led an extraordinary life and lucky for us he chronicled it with humor and detail. What would happen if we would do away with our kitchens and collectively gather and share a kitchen? What does it mean to eat together? What type of togetherness would this kind of communal dining create? Upending the model of cookery as an isolated act, Home Works argues for communal eating (and organizing) in fun and life-enhancing ways."It is important to tell people what really happens in wars." -Marie Colvin, 2001. So important to her, in fact, that in 2012 this decorated war correspondent climbed on the back of a motorcycle, her arms circling someone she did not know who would take her across the border to Syria. She would not return. A brilliant, brave, complicated person. A hero.

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FOOD WRITING & COOKBOOKSclockwise from top left:1. Vegetable Kingdom by Bryant Terry2. Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford 3. In Pursuit of Flavor by Edna Lewis4. How to Cook a Wolf by MFK Fisher5. Vibration Cooking by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor6. Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome by Apicius7. The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks by Toni Tipton-Martin8. Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero9. Love Soup by Anna Thomas1.2. 3. 4.5.6.7.8.9.

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FOOD WRITING & COOKBOOKSclockwise from top left:1. Vegetable Kingdom by Bryant Terry2. Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford 3. In Pursuit of Flavor by Edna Lewis4. How to Cook a Wolf by MFK Fisher5. Vibration Cooking by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor6. Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome by Apicius7. The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks by Toni Tipton-Martin8. Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero9. Love Soup by Anna Thomas1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.This is the first vegetable cookbook I’ve used that is organized by what part of the vegetable one eats which I’ve found to be such a fresh way to envision my next menu. Favorites include: brown stew with root vegetables, hoppin’ john stuffed peppers and the gorgeous cover recipe for jerk tofu wrapped in collard leaves. Also includes a playlist!A classic. I turn to this book constantly for nutritional information, guidance, and for perspective on a practical and spiritual approach to eating. Edna Lewis’ classic southern cookbook is as pleasant to read as it is to cook from. Dubbed “the First Lady of Southern Cooking,” her work was essential in introducing the country to the history and flavors of Southern cuisine. Written to inspire courage in those daunted by wartimes shortages, How to Cook a Wolf … M. F. K. Fisher … gives her readers license to dream, to experiment, to construct adventurous and delicious meals as a bulwark against a dreary, meager present.Vibration Cooking was first published in 1970, not long after the term "soul food" gained common use. While critics were quick to categorize her as a proponent of soul food, Smart-Grosvenor wanted to keep the discussion of her cookbook/memoir focused on its message of food as a source of pride and validation of black womanhood and black "consciousness raising."The first known, published cookbook! Some methods and ingredients are recognizable, even deeply familiar to us today and some are delightfully archaic. Originally written as instruction for Apicius’ chef contemporaries, it quickly became a standard in and around Rome for professional and home cooks alike. Toni Tipton-Martin has spent years amassing one of the world's largest private collections of cookbooks published by African American authors, looking for evidence of their impact on American food, families, and communities and for ways we might use that knowledge to inspire community wellness of every kind.A 10 year anniversary edition of the classic vegan cookbook. I’ve been using this for years and the cornmeal masala crusted brussel sprouts with lemon wedges are a continual crowd pleaser. My mom gave me this cookbook many years ago and soup has since become one of my favorite things to make, the more often the better. Although Thomas does not use meat, all of these recipes will appeal to all.

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MEDIA & MUSIC Clockwise from top left:1. Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope by Ayanna Dozier2. Judy at Carnegie Hall by Manuel Betancourt3. Odetta’s One Grain of Sand by Matthew Frye Jacobson4. Wendy Carlos’ Switched-On Bach by Roshanak Kheshti5. Why Karen Carpenter Matters by Karen Tongson6. Kenneth Anger’s Hollywood Babylon7. The Bakersfield Sound by Robert E. Price8. Lament from Epirus by Christopher C. King9. Her Stories: Daytime Soap Opera & US Television History by Elana Levine1.2. 3. 4.5.6.7.8.9.

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MEDIA & MUSIC Clockwise from top left:1. Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope by Ayanna Dozier2. Judy at Carnegie Hall by Manuel Betancourt3. Odetta’s One Grain of Sand by Matthew Frye Jacobson4. Wendy Carlos’ Switched-On Bach by Roshanak Kheshti5. Why Karen Carpenter Matters by Karen Tongson6. Kenneth Anger’s Hollywood Babylon7. The Bakersfield Sound by Robert E. Price8. Lament from Epirus by Christopher C. King9. Her Stories: Daytime Soap Opera & US Television History by Elana Levine1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.This book examines Jackson's continuation of her quest for control as heard in her sixth album, The Velvet Rope [which] stands out as a revelatory expression of emotional vulnerability by the singer, one that many other artists have followed in the 20-plus years since its release.By looking at [Garland’s] song choices, her stage banter, the album's cultural impact, and her place in the gay pantheon, this book argues that Judy's palpable connection with her fans is precisely what her Capitol Records' two-disc album captured.When 20-year-old Odetta Holmes-classically trained as a vocalist veered away from both opera and musical theater in favor of performing politically charged field hollers, prison songs, work songs, and folk tunes, she was making one of the most portentous decisions in the history of both American music and Civil Rights.Through a postcolonial lens of feminist science and technology studies, Roshanak Kheshti engages in a reading of Carlos's music within this gendered context. By focusing on Switched-On Bach (the highest selling classical music recording of all time), this book explores the significance of gender to the album's phenomenal success.In Why Karen Carpenter Matters, Karen Tongson (whose Filipino musician parents named her after the pop icon) interweaves the story of the singer's rise to fame with her own trans-Pacific journey between the Philippines and Karen Carpenter's home ground of Southern California. This hybrid of memoir and biography excavates the destructive perfectionism at the root of the Carpenters' sound, while finding the beauty in the singer's all too brief life.Kenneth Anger is a former child movie actor who grew up to become one of America’s leading underground filmmakers. Hollywood Babylon was originally published in Paris, and quickly became an underground legend. Not a word has been changed. Not a story omitted. Here is the hot, luscious plum of sizzling scandal that continues to shock the world.In California's Central Valley, two thousand miles away from country music's hit machine, the hard edge of the Bakersfield Sound transformed American music in the latter half of the twentieth century. The Bakersfield Sound immerses us in the unique cultural convergence that gave rise to a visceral and distinctly California country music.In a gramophone shop in Istanbul, renowned record collector Christopher C. King uncovered some of the strangest—and most hypnotic—sounds he had ever heard. The 78s were immensely moving, seeming to tap into a primal well of emotion inaccessible through contemporary music. The songs, King learned, were from Epirus, an area straddling southern Albania and northwestern Greece and boasting a folk tradition extending back to the pre-Homeric era. To hear this music is to hear the past.Elana Levine draws on archival research and her experience as a longtime soap fan to provide an in-depth history of the daytime television soap opera as a uniquely gendered cultural form and a central force in the economic and social influence of network television… AKA a book absolutely tailor made for me!